NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Kentucky is creating a biobank that will be a large, flexible resource that gathers samples from the patient population at the university hospital.

UK said this week that the Research Registry and Specimen Bank, run by the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, will use leftover blood and tissues from normal medical procedures conducted at the hospital.

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